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Project Information

This project will improve Interstate 35 from I-435 to 1 mile north of Pleasant Valley Road, the I-35 and Pleasant Valley Road interchange, Church Road, Sobbie Road, Pleasant Valley Road, South Liberty Parkway, and US-69.

Project update 4/8/16: SB I-35 traffic has been diverted to the new NB I-35 lanes and bridges, as the NB I-35 is left in its existing alignment. Crews have worked with removing the existing SB I-35 pavement and bridge over Pleasant Valley in the past few weeks. Crews are currently working on the new SB I-35 grading, bridges, walls and pavements. This work take up the next several months. After this work is complete, SB I-35 will be put on new SB I-35 alignment and NB I-35 will be put on new NB I-35 alignment.


Project update 1/19/16: Crews are working on constructing the NB I-35 bridge over Pleasant Valley Road.  Once this is complete, SB I-35 traffic will be shifted onto the new NB I-35 alignment temporarily while the new SB I-35 fill, roadway and bridges are built.  After that is completed or near completion, that is when Church Road will be closed (200 days) in front of the Shoal Creek Community Church.  This temporary closure is for a temporary SB I-35 to Pleasant Valley Road ramp.


Project update 9/3/15: Today crews will open the new ramp from Pleasant Valley Road to southbound I-35. They will also close the old ramp. The intersection of Pleasant Valley Road, Church Road and the new ramp will now have traffic signals.

Why is MoDOT doing this project?

The project area is located in the heart of Clay County, the seventh most populous county in Missouri and one of the fastest-growing counties in the state.

The existing interchange and the current traffic volumes significantly impact the travel times. Improving I-35 from I-435 to Pleasant Valley on the north is a significant community priority that the Cities of Pleasant Valley, Liberty, and Kansas City as well as the Village of Claycomo support.

How will this project benefit me?

Long-term benefits from improving the interchange and nearby cross streets will reduce travel time and vehicle operating costs for business and personal travelers. Along the interstate, continuous ramp lanes will be constructed at both the north and south ends of the project.

The ramp lane improvements will allow traffic along both northbound and southbound I-35 to smoothly merge with traffic coming from the I-435 interchange.

What is the project timeline?

Construction activities are anticipated to begin in early 2015 and all new pavement open by the end of 2016. All construction will be complete by July 2017.

How is the project funded?

The project is funded with a combination of federal, state, and local funds that have been brought together as a cooperative cost-share project. The detailed breakdown of the $40.5 million corridor project includes:

  • MoDOT (state and federal funds) = $32,100,000
  • City of Liberty = $4,200,000
  • City of Pleasant Valley = $100,000
  • MARC (regional federal funds) = $5,000,000

For more information:

Please contact Markl Johnson, MoDOT Senior Customer Relations Specialist, at 816-607-2151 and markl.johnson@modot.mo.gov.

verticle rule

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of the existing bridges


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the interchange design

prefered interchange design



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